As tributes to Steve Jobs pour in and he’s remembered for his inspiring rules for success, NFTF would like to thank Steve Jobs for revolutionizing music with his invention of the iPod. It changed the way we buy and listen to music. Some have said that he ruined music, but NFTF believes that’s coming from the record industry and not the music listening public. Instead of having to buy music unheard on a CD, we can now listen on iTunes BEFORE we buy. Now we don’t need to be saddled with a CD that only has one good tune on it. We can pick and choose and save. So, sure NFTF is pretty sure it’s the industry complaining because consumers no longer have to pay for an entire CD for 1 good song. Ergo, lower profits. But, maybe in the long run more music will be bought as money is saved by buying only what is wanted which leaves more money to purchase other songs. The good news is that profits are up this year by 4%. Not a huge jump but it’s a beginning. Some want to attribute this rise in profits to Lady Gaga, NFTF seriously doubts it. Good bye Mr. Jobs. Your genius will be missed as well as the inspiration you have provided us.